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The Southern Regional High School District is
committed to providing its students and staff with exposure to
technology as it relates to the district’s fundamental goals.
Specifically, the district believes that technology can be an effective
tool across the disciplines in developing students’ skills in framing
questions for investigation, acquiring information, analyzing and
synthesizing data, and presenting results.
The district further believes that technology
should be seen not as an end in itself, but as a tool for intellectual,
social, and skill development and that thoughtful and long-lasting
understanding is achieved more by what students do than by what they
The district, therefore, accepts as
part of its mission an obligation to provide its students with sequenced
opportunities to develop technological competencies, to help students
view technology as a useful tool in solving real-world problems and to
encourage students to place knowledge and themselves in a global
context. Because we believe that truly transformational and
transcendent use of technology will encourage inquiry-based,
problem-solving, and reflective approaches; our program will emphasize
the use of those teaching techniques for professional staff.
courses in word processing, multimedia production, spreadsheet and
database construction and information retrieval from the Internet will
be offered, they will be taught only as a tool, and not as an end in
themselves. Participants will be asked to consider what it is that they
want their students to know or be able to do, and how the use of
technology can help to achieve those goals.